Planned – Mitsubishi Lancer facelift image

A new report is indicating the introduction of a Mitsubishi Lancer facelift, which is expected onto the market sometimes this year, before the end of it.

While the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution practically has no future, as this will not be getting a successor, things seem to be looking quite different for the regular variant because the model in question is expected to get a facelift by the end of this year. The announcement isn’t official at this time but it has been confirmed by the Mitsubishi Australia marketing boss, Tony Principe, who has recently spoken to the guys from Motoring. The company’s official declined to go into specifics but he did confirm the model and said that this will be chanced quite significantly.

The current generation of the Mitsubishi Lancer has been officially revealed back in 2007, during the NAIAS (Detroit) and it went on sale in the same year. The vehicle is currently being put together in Japan, in Thailand, China and Brazil and it is offered in a four-door / five-door body style, body of them getting the same front-engine and front-wheel / all-wheel drive layout. The model is riding on the GS platform and it is coming with a choice of five petrol engines and two diesel ones, connected to a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed semi-automatic, a 4-speed automatic and a CVT. Mitsubishi Motors has no plans of offering a successor of the range-topping Lancer EVO and chances are the regular version will not be seeing a new variant either, after this facelifted one will be introduced.